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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   The poor economy has taught you how to get your ass to work on time   (cleveland.com ) divider line
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2011-02-24 05:11:55 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I used to have a woman working for me who lived about 15 minutes from the office.

She usually rolled in around 9:20, then would loudly announce she was heading to the cafeteria for some breakfast, which she would then bring back and eat for 10-15 more minutes.

The key phrase is "used to."

What finally made me deal with the industrial-strength assache of firing her was that she clearly wasn't even leaving her house until after the work day had begun.

Ripping yarn, old bean!


I think I work with her twin sister.
 
2011-02-24 05:12:34 PM  
Alternate explanation: with fewer people working, there are fewer people on the road and thus fewer traffic jams.
 
2011-02-24 05:15:51 PM  

clovis69: Work starts at 7.30. I stroll in at 7.10-7.15 most days, unlock the place, settle in.
Surf the web till the drones get here at 8-815, make some tea.

Work ends at 4.00. I walk out at 3.55 on the dot.

This morning head receptionist asked me if I slept here because she got in at 7.15 and I was already here.

If you aren't the first one at work, you are late.


CSB...or CSS.

Before I semi-retired at age 45 I was on a slightly more hours-clocked-for-the-man schedule than you, and I didn't get quite as much time to surf the Web (or read the old skool media), but I did get props and was rewarded well for being early, doing a good job, and sometimes leaving late.

Now that I do a lot of volunteer work -- in addition to some income-generating stuff -- I still get in early and sometimes stay late. I sometimes get snacks, pizza, CDs, and the like as "compensation" at my volunteer stuff, and the recognition that I am a dependable, hard-working contributor. Which I sort of am, but, whatever. Perception, indeed, appears to be reality.

And after typing that, I'm just hoping I don't "work" with any Farkers who read this thread.
 
2011-02-24 05:20:16 PM  

agonyscene: I am probably in the minority on this, but I have an excellent manager who allows our team to work from home whenever we feel like it (which is oddly enough, everyday for most of us). She thinks it's ridiculous for us to have to show up to a building, when we can communicate just as effectively through email/phone/IM etc.

I do a lot of application development and technical support, so there are days where I'm super busy, and others where I can sit on Fark all day long and do nothing (besides monitoring the trading process). I need to be available by 9:30, and put in 40 hours a week, but those are my only requirements. Only been here a year so far, but this is the first time I can say that I absolutely love my job. The company is doing tremendously well too.

//love my job
//just got a promotion too



Could you have sex with yourself? Could you go fark yourself?
 
2011-02-24 05:20:57 PM  
Meh.

Unemployment has caused a collateral decrease in commuter traffic and shortened rush hour - 10% of the cars that used to be in your way in the morning aren't there anymore.
 
2011-02-24 05:21:11 PM  
From my stint as a supervisor at a call center where we were always cracking people about being on time I can say they didnt do a proper study.

Employers are slave drivers nowadays. Office Space was dead on.. people only did enough work to not get fired. Which of course made it impossible for a sup to be effective. Hard to get people to work well when I have nothing to offer them except a 3% raise annually, and it was often far less that I was allowed.. 3% was the max. Its a crappy job at the best of times.
 
2011-02-24 05:25:08 PM  

Stanfan114: Actually the term is "ass kiss" but points for being close.


For being the first one through the door, then going back to my office and surfing for a couple hours?

Sure.
 
2011-02-24 05:27:35 PM  
I get to work on time every day because I drive a Modern Love.
 
2011-02-24 05:33:08 PM  
Arkanaut and eggrolls nailed it. Traffic jams are down I heard due to all the unemployment.

Well done subby (great job tagging).
 
2011-02-24 05:35:18 PM  
Work starts when I get here.

/business owner
 
2011-02-24 05:43:35 PM  
Which is good. Being on time I mean.
I've done it a couple of times now. Looking like a slob, unshaven, wrinkled shirt, those aspects of being on time make it impractical, inconvenient for me.

Sure I could wake up earlier but then I'd have to be a total dick to my fellow coworkers, and that's not very nice.
 
2011-02-24 05:43:58 PM  
Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late. I use the side door, that way Lumbergh can't see me. Uh, and after that, I just sorta space out for about an hour. I just stare at my desk but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too. I'd probably, say, in a given week, I probably do about fifteen minutes of real, actual work.
 
2011-02-24 05:45:14 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: agonyscene: I am probably in the minority on this, but I have an excellent manager who allows our team to work from home whenever we feel like it (which is oddly enough, everyday for most of us). She thinks it's ridiculous for us to have to show up to a building, when we can communicate just as effectively through email/phone/IM etc.

I do a lot of application development and technical support, so there are days where I'm super busy, and others where I can sit on Fark all day long and do nothing (besides monitoring the trading process). I need to be available by 9:30, and put in 40 hours a week, but those are my only requirements. Only been here a year so far, but this is the first time I can say that I absolutely love my job. The company is doing tremendously well too.

//love my job
//just got a promotion too


Could you have sex with yourself? Could you go fark yourself?


Ha! Someone sounds bitter. In all seriousness, that is what my girlfriend and lunch breaks are for, but I don't want to make you hate your life any more than you already do.

/haters gonna hate
 
2011-02-24 05:52:59 PM  
Get to manage my time.

Be there during "core hours", which is a ten hour window, and it is all good.

Work a little extra one day, scale back the next.

It all works out.
 
2011-02-24 05:55:05 PM  
SELF-EMPLOYED, BIATCHES!!!!

/HA-HA Guy moment
 
2011-02-24 06:00:22 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: agonyscene: I am probably in the minority on this, but I have an excellent manager who allows our team to work from home whenever we feel like it (which is oddly enough, everyday for most of us). She thinks it's ridiculous for us to have to show up to a building, when we can communicate just as effectively through email/phone/IM etc.

I do a lot of application development and technical support, so there are days where I'm super busy, and others where I can sit on Fark all day long and do nothing (besides monitoring the trading process). I need to be available by 9:30, and put in 40 hours a week, but those are my only requirements. Only been here a year so far, but this is the first time I can say that I absolutely love my job. The company is doing tremendously well too.

//love my job
//just got a promotion too


Could you have sex with yourself? Could you go fark yourself?


I'd fark me.
 
2011-02-24 06:15:16 PM  

Ook: I work in a place that doesn't care when you show up (bio research labs are filled with the same number of people at 2am as at 9am as at 3pm Saturday)

I get to work at 8:30 and leave at 5:30 because I'm paranoid like that. I also show up for job interviews an hour early and sit and read in a coffee shop nearby. you never know what kind of shiat could happen the one time you depend on it not to


So hows that "soap in the kittens eyes" project coming along. lol
I hear they may have invented a detergent that only causes blindness in siamese kittens.
 
2011-02-24 06:36:48 PM  
Roll in at 5:30am, work to about 6-7pm. Roll in means my home office. Love my work. Also got great enjoyment in firing two 'employees' earlier. Extra cool: NO UEC - 1099's!

/They can starve & die. That's what lying & stupidity gets you.
 
2011-02-24 06:37:13 PM  
5 years ago, when I worked for BB, all the cashiers would walk in at 9, (store opened at 10), clock in, then go across the parking lot to get breakfast for themselves and the OPS manager. Then come back and eat breakfast on the clock.

/bet they're not doing that now
 
2011-02-24 06:46:19 PM  

MyToeHurts:
They tolerate me and my behavior because they know I'll be there tomorrow to clock in.


I would bet there is a direct correlation between how good you are at your job and how late you can arrive without issue. If only I could get paid to do studies like these, I would never be late!
 
2011-02-24 06:50:18 PM  
Our company tried something like this with the entire IT department last year. They didn't care when you came in as long as you could make 40 hours between 7am Monday and 7pm Friday. Only stipulation was that you had to work the same hours every day so people could schedule meetings, etc.

From the reaction, you'd think someone had asked the computer monkeys to rape their own mothers every day when they got to work. By day two of enforcement, someone put up a web page outside the company that listed the time every single member of IT upper management came in and left for the day (remarkably inconsistent, figures). By the end of the first week, the results of "management time" were being anonymously emailed to everyone in the department.

By the end of the second week, the policy was dropped, and the monkeys stopped screaming.

/one of the monkeys.
//didn't scream, but I did fling verbal poo.
 
2011-02-24 06:53:49 PM  

HotSalsaZoot: Roll in at 5:30am, work to about 6-7pm. Roll in means my home office. Love my work. Also got great enjoyment in firing two 'employees' earlier. Extra cool: NO UEC - 1099's!

/They can starve & die. That's what lying & stupidity gets you.


What?
 
2011-02-24 07:10:47 PM  
Though I generally dislike my boss for many reasons, I don't punch a time clock and his general opinion is as long as I am available when someone is looking for me and he doesn't have to hear that I was unavailable, then I can come and go as I please. Unfortunately, that doesn't extend to a work from home option as I do have to be onsite at least a few hours every day.

I also don't seem to take as much advantage as others around me and I tend to be here too often.

Fortunate to have a job where "being late" isn't too big of a deal on a daily basis, but on the flip side, being late to a major meeting can be a very big deal.
 
2011-02-24 07:40:30 PM  
So working as an equipment repair technician in the semiconductor industry i'll say they are anal about you being there during power outages. Forget that they don't pay your cell phone bill, but expect you to show up 24/7. They also expect me to work every other sunday, like overtime is a gift. Sadly the industry has shrunk so much that finding a similar job is near impossible. My boss has told me "I should kill myself and do the world a favor" three times in a row in front of coworkers. Also said "iwas stepping on my dick" when I got a service call completed 3 days faster than he wanted it completed. And yes I have 22 years experience in the job, and my boss who should be the expert on all the equipment in the wafer fab only goes in the fab 3 times a year. And he literally knows nothing about the processes, and pages everyone everyday to find out what equipment is down for what reason taking me away from fixing the problems. Basically he's a DOUSCHEBAG PARROT TO HIS BOSS and they take 1.5 hour lunches together in between doing home projects at work.
/BITTER
 
2011-02-24 07:57:22 PM  

laid back w/bud light: So working as an equipment repair technician in the semiconductor industry i'll say they are anal about you being there during power outages. Forget that they don't pay your cell phone bill, but expect you to show up 24/7. They also expect me to work every other sunday, like overtime is a gift. Sadly the industry has shrunk so much that finding a similar job is near impossible. My boss has told me "I should kill myself and do the world a favor" three times in a row in front of coworkers. Also said "iwas stepping on my dick" when I got a service call completed 3 days faster than he wanted it completed. And yes I have 22 years experience in the job, and my boss who should be the expert on all the equipment in the wafer fab only goes in the fab 3 times a year. And he literally knows nothing about the processes, and pages everyone everyday to find out what equipment is down for what reason taking me away from fixing the problems. Basically he's a DOUSCHEBAG PARROT TO HIS BOSS and they take 1.5 hour lunches together in between doing home projects at work.
/BITTER


*fistbump*

/ semiconductor industry vet
// don't work under the yellow lights of Etch & Photo anymore....
 
2011-02-24 08:36:51 PM  
Regardless of how prompt or dependable you are, unless you're running that outfit - you're farked. Don't be disillusioned. It's all about whether you're a good fit, or not. Are you affordable? Are you a fark-up? Do you toe the line? Do you biatch for the right reasons at all...

It's all about symmetry.
 
2011-02-24 08:44:50 PM  

special20: Regardless of how prompt or dependable you are, unless you're running that outfit - you're farked. Don't be disillusioned. It's all about whether you're a good fit, or not. Are you affordable? Are you a fark-up? Do you toe the line? Do you biatch for the right reasons at all...

It's all about symmetry.


THIS!
 
2011-02-24 09:09:46 PM  
No. If I got to work "on time", I'd be clocking over 150 hours per 2-week pay period. I'm at 100 now, and still have Friday plus emergency weekend hours which just got dumped on me.

The economy is teaching employers that they can work the hell out of salary exempt employees because there's nowhere else to go.
 
2011-02-24 09:37:54 PM  

wmoonfox: No. If I got to work "on time", I'd be clocking over 150 hours per 2-week pay period. I'm at 100 now, and still have Friday plus emergency weekend hours which just got dumped on me.

The economy is teaching employers that they can work the hell out of salary exempt employees because there's nowhere else to go.


Mine tried that, and I left for a job that paid 7k more, had cheaper insurance, ridiculously easy commute, and 100% less crime
 
2011-02-24 09:59:06 PM  
The time has come to make a choice, Mr. Anderson. Either you choose to be at your desk on time from this day forth, or you choose to find yourself another job.
 
2011-02-24 10:12:34 PM  
Unless I'm opening, I'm never on time. Hell, we're shutting down in about 6 months anyway and no one knows it yet.
 
2011-02-24 10:13:16 PM  
Two points:

1. The media portrays the economy as being both good and bad. It only depends on the agenda they are trying to put forth.

2. How many farxists bragging about arriving late and leaving early are supporting the, air finger quotes, "rights of the working man" in places like Wisconsin?
 
2011-02-24 10:21:11 PM  

Rodddxl: 2. How many farxists bragging about arriving late and leaving early are supporting the, air finger quotes, "rights of the working man" in places like Wisconsin?


That's not hypocrisy in their eyes. The "right" to show up when you want and do as little real work as you want is one of the very things they are consciously defending. Employers exist to give you money.
 
2011-02-24 10:41:20 PM  
So we are basing this on a poll done on career builder, where the difference between this year and last was 1%? What is the margin of error on the poll? 2-5% or higher?

Sheesh.

Well, enough on that. Is this where I mention I'm awesome because I show up when I want, leave when I want, work from home if I want, and still make more money than the rest of you?
No, wait, this is where I mention how awesome I am because I show up late, leave early, bill for 40 a week and no one says shiat because I'm the bad ass dude in the office?

Actually, this is where I mention that I work for myself and bill my time in 10 minute chunks. At 34$ for 10 minutes.

/your dog called, he wants lawyer hours.
 
2011-02-24 10:56:08 PM  
I once started keeping a log of when my two bosses came and went. They found it and didn't care much for it.
 
2011-02-25 01:34:02 AM  
I was 15 minutes late to work today, the first time I've been late to work in over 10 years. However, my boss didn't give me or any of the other tardy employees grief because the buses were running late due to the weather.
 
2011-02-25 08:42:14 AM  

TreeHugger: Uh, no. Some of us are badass prima donnas who arrive whenever the hell we please, browse Fark most of the day, do some miraculously impressive IT work in about an hour, and then go home around 6. And some executives eat it up. I for one have been arriving between noon and 1:30pm lately, and my manager hasn't said a word. He knows better than to question me; I might just leave for greener pastures (and a shorter commute). Granted, it's a small startup though. Big fish, small pond syndrome.


You are my hero. I also work in corporate IT. Yesterday in a 1-on-1 meeting, my douche bag boss got on my case for the number of instances when I clocked in 1-2 min late and clocked out 1-2 min early. He explained to me how he expects a full 8 hour workday from me. Apparently the fact that I am his most able employee, and provide the highest quality work even under short deadlines does not factor in.

\"Kill my boss? Do I dare live the American Dream" - Homer Simpson
\\Slashies
 
2011-02-25 12:04:19 PM  

MtLebanonBalogna: clovis69: Work starts at 7.30. I stroll in at 7.10-7.15 most days, unlock the place, settle in.
Surf the web till the drones get here at 8-815, make some tea.

Work ends at 4.00. I walk out at 3.55 on the dot.

This morning head receptionist asked me if I slept here because she got in at 7.15 and I was already here.

If you aren't the first one at work, you are late.

CSB...or CSS.

Before I semi-retired at age 45 I was on a slightly more hours-clocked-for-the-man schedule than you, and I didn't get quite as much time to surf the Web (or read the old skool media), but I did get props and was rewarded well for being early, doing a good job, and sometimes leaving late.

Now that I do a lot of volunteer work -- in addition to some income-generating stuff -- I still get in early and sometimes stay late. I sometimes get snacks, pizza, CDs, and the like as "compensation" at my volunteer stuff, and the recognition that I am a dependable, hard-working contributor. Which I sort of am, but, whatever. Perception, indeed, appears to be reality.

And after typing that, I'm just hoping I don't "work" with any Farkers who read this thread.


I show up 15-20 minutes early, work my ass off (and take care of shiat that is not only not my job, but above my paygrade) until at least when I'm scheduled until (something I also have no farking control over) and then go home.

I farking hate my company.
 
2011-02-25 02:18:00 PM  

taurusowner: Rodddxl: 2. How many farxists bragging about arriving late and leaving early are supporting the, air finger quotes, "rights of the working man" in places like Wisconsin?

That's not hypocrisy in their eyes. The "right" to show up when you want and do as little real work as you want is one of the very things they are consciously defending. Employers exist to give you money.


So what? If corporations only exist to make money, why should workers give a fark about them except to make their own money? Corporations are now reaping what they have sown.
 
2011-02-25 09:36:52 PM  

stewbert: taurusowner: Rodddxl: 2. How many farxists bragging about arriving late and leaving early are supporting the, air finger quotes, "rights of the working man" in places like Wisconsin?

That's not hypocrisy in their eyes. The "right" to show up when you want and do as little real work as you want is one of the very things they are consciously defending. Employers exist to give you money.

So what? If corporations only exist to make money, why should workers give a fark about them except to make their own money? Corporations are now reaping what they have sown.


Up next...stewbert whining about corporations moving jobs out of the US because he has no concept of unintended consequences.
 
2011-02-25 09:42:32 PM  

taurusowner: Rodddxl: 2. How many farxists bragging about arriving late and leaving early are supporting the, air finger quotes, "rights of the working man" in places like Wisconsin?

That's not hypocrisy in their eyes. The "right" to show up when you want and do as little real work as you want is one of the very things they are consciously defending. Employers exist to give you money.


I'll give them the "right" to show up when you want and do as little real work as you want. I just want them to also recognize the reciprocal right of the employer to tell said employee to go down the road kickin' rocks.
 
2011-02-25 09:46:07 PM  

Rodddxl: stewbert: taurusowner: Rodddxl: 2. How many farxists bragging about arriving late and leaving early are supporting the, air finger quotes, "rights of the working man" in places like Wisconsin?

That's not hypocrisy in their eyes. The "right" to show up when you want and do as little real work as you want is one of the very things they are consciously defending. Employers exist to give you money.

So what? If corporations only exist to make money, why should workers give a fark about them except to make their own money? Corporations are now reaping what they have sown.

Up next...stewbert whining about corporations moving jobs out of the US because he has no concept of unintended consequences.


Just to add insult to injury.

"Many people watching tonight can probably remember a time when finding a good job meant showing up at a nearby factory or a business downtown. You didn't always need a degree, and your competition was pretty much limited to your neighbors. If you worked hard, chances are you'd have a job for life, with a decent paycheck, good benefits, and the occasional promotion.

That world has changed. And for many, the change has been painful. The competition for jobs is real. But this shouldn't discourage us. It should challenge us.

What's more, we are the first nation to be founded for the sake of an idea - the idea that each of us deserves the chance to shape our own destiny. We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time. We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. blah blah blah"


- President Obama
 
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